Hampden-Sydney College

135 reviews
  1. Hampden-Sydney, VA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Hampden-Sydney College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
College Road
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
Website

Hampden-Sydney College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
47%
SAT Range
995-1210
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$29,533/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,461/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,991/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,286/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,471/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,981/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.4 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,104Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
29%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
71%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.14 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.13 responses
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After Hampden-Sydney College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
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Reviews

135 reviews
  • Excellent
    33
  • Very Good
    43
  • Average
    46
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    4
Incredible School. Great Environment. Classes are very interesting, primarily taught in the Socratic method. Professors greatly emphasize critical thinking. The Honors Program, Wilson Leadership Center, Center for Entrepreneurship and Political Economy, and the many clubs (that you get to lead) always give you something fun to do during the week. Weekends provide a great opportunity to relax and party or go do something fun with one of the campus groups. I'm loving it!
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
There's truly no place like Hampden-Sydney College. The brotherhood makes this place special; everyone knows everyone. Students and professors are able to have discussions both inside and outside the classroom. The professors here teach students how to think for themselves! The tradition of honor here really distinguishes the college because it creates a great sense of trust among the students. There are numerous clubs and organizations in which a person can get involved. I could go on and on about the college. I have nothing bad to say about Hampden-Sydney College.
  • Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
My feeling about this school is that it is the best place on Earth. Coming from Richmond, Virginia allows me to be close to home if I ever choose to head that way, but that is a very rare occurrence. Whether you are considering attending or a current student, everyone is welcome here. Honestly, I understand how the thought of a small, all male, liberal arts school in rural Farmville, Virginia could make many people stay away. But, once on campus, you will realize how great this truly is. We have ladies visit on the weekends, everything a student will need is within a short walk from his room, and a liberal arts education really allows for a student to develop a knowledge of all majors before deciding on one. I highly recommend my home, my school, Hampden-Sydney, to everyone I meet because I truly believe this was the best decision I ever made.
  • Junior
  • 3 months ago